Are you looking for a gentle way to exfoliate your face, which won’t cause redness and irritation?
Rather than using the same-old facial scrub, try a few of these non-irritable ways to exfoliate without the added pain. This is strictly a mircobead-free zone, and is ideal for all skin types!
Using a powdered exfoliator isn’t a relatively new skincare trend, but it really does work! Many brands such as Dermalogica and Indeed Laboratories offer their take on this ingenious little product which gently exfoliates the skin without causing any irritation.
Simply mix with lukewarm water, and massage over your face in small circles. This helps to get the blood circulating, and should be used 1-2 times per week.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, $62.48
If you just don’t have the time to exfoliate throughout the week, why not use a trusty flannel cloth to remove your makeup and any dead skin cells. Massage a few pumps of your favourite dry oil onto your face (our favourite is the Body Shop Cleansing Oil), and wait for it to break down even your mascara!
Right now you might be rocking those panda eyes, but take a warm flannel cloth and wipe away the residue from your face. No double-cleansing needed, and your skin feels silky soft!
Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Cotton Flannel, $8
Rather than using an abrasive formula packed with microbeads, invest in a gentle scrub which also acts as a cleanser. One of our new favourites by CR Formulations features pearl and bamboo extracts which helps to buff the skin without over-drying. Follow up with a lightweight moisturiser and focus the product into your problem areas.
CR Formulations Pearl and Bamboo Face Polish, $70
Combining both the benefits of a cleanser and an exfoliator is the best way to treat sensitive or acne-prone skin. Luckily there are a number of products out there which are packed with skin-loving jojoba and other essential oils to make your face feel soft as silk. Use 1-2 times a week or as much as your skin needs it.
Ren Rosa Centifolia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, $50.37
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